The joy of the Packers’ recent Super Bowl victory didn’t last long, did it? Mere weeks after the Pack brought the Lombardi trophy home to Green Bay, Wis., the state now finds itself embroiled in a budget battle that’s captured national attention.
Instead of celebrating with Green Bay’s famous cheeseheads, Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Democratic lawmakers and union workers all are playing starring roles in a real-life version of “Who Moved My Cheese?”
Now, I know my audience, so I know better than to ask you for your opinion on unions in general. However, I’m interested to hear your stance on what’s going on in Wisconsin specifically.
With state finances being so precarious — as Gov. Scott Walker put it, “We’re broke” — should all options be on the table to bring the budget back into balance, including elimination collective bargaining? Or, are there more palatable, yet still effective, alternatives to balancing the state’s books?
Bottom line, who’s Sniff and Scurry (open to finding new solutions to problems) and who’s Hem and Haw (stuck in old habits, fearful of change and compromise)? How can the Cheese State find more cheese? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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